School Details

East McDowell Junior High School

676 State Street, Marion, NC 28752
(828) 652-7711
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-9 602 students 13 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

45%
41%
39%
52%
49%
48%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • McDowell County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
38%
34%
38%
36%
41%
62%
63%
59%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • McDowell County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
32%
36%
86%
48%
46%

End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English I, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • McDowell County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

East McDowell Junior High School is a public middle school in Marion. The principal of East McDowell Junior High School is Mr Charles Gaffigan, whose e-mail is charles.gaffigan@mcdowell.k12.nc.us. 602 students attend East McDowell Junior High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 68% of the 602 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at East McDowell Junior High School is 13:1. West McDowell Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 81%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% 0.9%
Hispanic 10% 11%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.02%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 72%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We've only been here about 3 months but being a military family my kids have attended A LOT of schools over the last 15 years. This is by far one of the best middle school experiences. The teachers are involved and proud of their school. My son loves it. The administration and teachers still make learning fun for the students by doing lots of after school field trips and several trips out of town to the Outerbanks Gettysburg DC. Furthermore the school district has embraced the future and brought in online learning for those courses not offered by the brick and mortar classrooms on campus. I have a great feeling about the next few years!

  • (5 years ago)

    Im in 7th grade at east and I love it. The teachers are awesome the food is awesome and they dont give alot of homework. I actually want to go to school everyday.

  • (6 years ago)

    Awesome school.... I will be going into my last year here at east and i do not regret going here. Teachers really care about students and want us to do good. We play hard sometimes and we also work hard..

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter'as first year and she had a great. Mrs. Pearson Mrs. Gibson and Mr. Slagle are great administrator.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have my second child going thru East and have nothing but great things to say about this school. We have the most caring staff from the Principal right down to the janitors! We live on the line between East and West and I never thought twice about sending them to East. My daughter is now at the High School and actually misses the East Mcdowell! Thanks for all your hard work Mrs. Guthrie and all the excellent teachers we have at our school!

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